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Four Awesome Upgrades for Your Old-Style MacBook Pro

Four Awesome Upgrades for Your Old-Style MacBook Pro

As an Apple Reseller, we think upgrading your old machine is often better value than buying a brand new machine. What’s the secret?

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Return of the MacBook (and new Pro!)

Return of the MacBook (and new Pro!)

This week saw another Apple media event, sharing new information on the new MacBook and updates to the Retina display model.

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Stay in touch with friends and family online

Stay in touch with friends and family online

It’s been just over ten years since Facebook came out in 2004 and began changing the way many of us interact with each other online. Far from isolating us, for many of us in 2015 the majority of our time online is spent communicating and sharing interesting things with our friends in the real world. And beyond keeping up your personal life, social media offers new opportunities for hobbying and business development, the likes of which we’ve never seen on the internet before.

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Video Issue Repairs for 15″ MacBook Pros

Video Issue Repairs for 15″ MacBook Pros

It doesn’t happen very often, but occasionally Apple will announce that they’ve found an issue with one of their products that more than a few users have experienced. In these situations, they offer special Repair Extension programs, which allow people with affected machines to bring their computers in to repair the issue at no charge.

Though it’s never a fun to have to tell folks that their machines may have a problem, the fact that we can now solve this issue at no cost to you is pretty awesome. Today we’ll be going into a little depth about what kinds of issues you might have seen on these computers and what to do and expect if you’re planning on bringing yours in.

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Cleaning out the gremlins: Resetting your Mac’s NVRAM and SMC

Cleaning out the gremlins: Resetting your Mac’s NVRAM and SMC

It’s relatively rare that you’ll have a problem with these, but if your computer is acting up in some way, resetting them is a quick and easy step that might just solve your problem.

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Don’t Get Scammed: Fake Support Phone Calls

Don’t Get Scammed: Fake Support Phone Calls

Over the past few months we’ve had quite a few clients tell us they’ve received phone calls from people claiming to be tech support, reporting that they have viruses and all sorts of nasty stuff on their computers.

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How to avoid adware and unsafe installs

How to avoid adware and unsafe installs

We’ve seen quite a few customers lately coming in with weird browser homepages, strange ads on different websites where they weren’t before, and even unwanted programs running in their toolbars and menus. The name of this scourge? Adware!

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How do I find my serial number?

How do I find my serial number?

This special identifier gives you access to your Mac’s manufacturer’s warranty as well as any extended AppleCare programs, and lets technicians know exactly what unit you have.

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Which iPad is right for me?

Which iPad is right for me?

First of all, welcome to 2015! We hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and are excited for the new year! We’re back to Mac Tips and seminars now with new updates coming, so stay tuned for the latest news on what’s happening at ReStart.

Onto the good stuff! With the release of the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 last fall, there are now five different iPad models being produced by Apple at a wide range of different prices. The number one question for customer this month is “What’s the difference?” The new iPads differ from their predecessors in a few ways, including size, functionality and design.

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Fill your house with music, cable-free!

Fill your house with music, cable-free!

Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to play your digital music through these without having to rig up the New York telephone system from room to room? Read on…

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Changing your Mac’s desktop background

Changing your Mac’s desktop background

Apple’s latest operating system comes with some amazing photos of Yosemite National Park, but who wants their machine to look exactly like everyone else’s? Today we’re talking about how to change the background on your desktop to a photo of your choice. Onward!

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Sending & receiving calls and texts with iOS 8’s Continuity

Sending & receiving calls and texts with iOS 8’s Continuity

There’s been a bevy of new features that have come along with iOS 8 and the new version of OS X, Yosemite. One of the coolest (and handiest) is the ability to send and receive calls and texts from your iPhone on your Mac, reducing distractions and keeping all your communications on the same platform.

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Syncing files between devices with iCloud Drive

Syncing files between devices with iCloud Drive

With the release of iOS 8 and Mac OS X Yosemite, Apple has launched a new service that they hope will eventually replace Dropbox completely: iCloud Drive.

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New iPads and iMacs at Apple’s October 16 Event

New iPads and iMacs at Apple’s October 16 Event

It’s rare that we get two Apple press events in the same month, but yesterday we got a second dose of good news with the announcement of a bevy of reworked gadgets.

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